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Eden Volunteer Fire Department

Established 1923 Download Application

Become a Firefighter

Are you interested in joining the Eden Fire Department? The only requirements are that you are 18 years of age or older and live in the Eden Fire District (or within close proximity).  The Department requires you to attend a NYS Firefighter 1 training course in your first two years of service in the department.

NYS Firefighter 1 is a total of 120 hours and combines classroom lectures and hands-on training sessions.  It is hosted at fire companies throughout the county, and can be taken either 2-3 days per week over a few months or in a boot camp setting over the Summer (two weekends and two weeks of Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm). If there are limitations that prevent an individual from being able to complete the NYS Firefighter 1 training course, other accommodations can be made depending on the circumstances.  The Firefighter 1 training course will teach the recruit the basics of what they will need to know to begin their career in the fire service.  However, the firefighters training does not end with the completion of the course.

The Eden Fire Department requires each of their members to attend a minimum of 6 in house drills as well as respond to 10% of the total fire alarms annually.  We urge our members to go above and beyond the department minimums and take advantage of the many training resources available to them from the State of New York as well as Erie County.  Being a volunteer firefighter has its benefits, although the requirements can be demanding, the level of satisfaction is extremely high and potential rewards are endless to today’s firefighter.  If you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter, you can submit an application or contact the Department for more details.

Line & Social Officers

Line Officers
Matthew Colvin, Chief
Malcolm VanKoughnett, 1st Asst. Chief
Christopher Greeley, 2nd Asst. Chief
Dean Nelipowitz, Captain
Adam Laing, 1st Lieutenant
Mitch Laing, 2nd Lieutenant

Honorable Council Member
Michael Byrnes, Liaison
Honorable Council Member
Gary Sam, Liaison

Safety Officers

David A. Cole
Richard Greeley

Executive Officers
James Salzler, President

Thomas Schreiner, Vice President
Joseph Winiecki, Secretary
Thomas Schreiner, Treasurer

Jon Agle, Co-Treasurer

Board of Directors
David A. Cole, Chairman
Richard Greeley, Co-Chairman
Joseph Hart
Jonathan Agle
Michael Hart
Ronald Salzman


2021 Membership

Jon Agle
David A. Cole
Christopher Colvin
Matthew Colvin
Christopher Doyle – Brown              Jacob Filbey
Norm Fisher
Christopher Greeley
Richard Greeley
Timothy Hanrahan
Joseph Hart
Michael Hart
Jason Henry                              Michael Hine

Kelsey Hunter                            Larry Hunter                          Michael Jacobs                              Igor Jekic                                  Jeremy Kunch                            Adam Laing                            Mitchell Laing                              Paul Laing Jr.                              William Laing                              Dean Nelipowitz                          Tina Nelipowitz                        Joseph Poppenberg
Patrick Reister                            David Rice
Gary Rice

James Salzler                          Ronald Salzman                    Thomas Schreiner
Vicky A. Sickau
William Sickau
Mark Smythe
Robert Stickney
Matthew Szal
Malcolm VanKoughnett
Matthew VanKoughnett
Susan Wilhelm
Joseph Winiecki
Paul Winiecki
Howard Winkler

Contact the Eden Fire Department

Physical Address:
2791 East Church Street
Eden, New York 14057

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 85
Eden, New York 14057

Phone Number:
(716) 992-4062